Tom Meyer, a professor in Bible and theology at Shasta Bible College and Graduate School in California, US, told Express.co.uk groups like the Temple Institute are unwittingly paving the way for the Second Coming of Christ.
According to some interpretations of the Bible, the Third Temple will rise in the final days to welcome the arrival of the Messiah, who according to the Jewish faith is yet to make an appearance.
Biblical prophecy also states the Antichrist will attempt to proclaim himself the true Messiah within the Holy Temple.
2 Thessalonians 2:2-4, for instance, reads: “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
“That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.